Today in History
July 12, 1984
Geraldine Ferraro to run for vice president
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale picks New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro to be his running mate. She is the first woman ever selected as a vice presidential candidate for a major party. The ticket is defeated in a landslide by incumbent president Ronald Reagan and vice president George H.W. Bush.
Today's Feature History Article
How three pioneering reporters reshaped the way the press covers elections-and politics itself
Most Popular History Articles
- A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials
- The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board
- Who Was Mary Magdalene?
- For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of WWII
- Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple?
- The Mystery of Bosnia's Ancient Pyramids
- Who Was Cleopatra?
- The Dark Side of Thomas Jefferson
- 10 Lucky Celebrities Who Escaped Disaster